Stabilizing Your Joints

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Protect your joints, build stability Instagram may currently dominate and define 21st-century yoga’s outward image, but social media didn’t invent yoga photography. As long ago as the 1960s I remember gaping at photos of loincloth-clad yogis staring wide-eyed—and rather forbiddingly—at the camera, balancing on their hands with one ankle hooked behind their neck and the […]

First HolistiCon brings mind body, healing under one roof

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To help educate and empower the community, the holistic market gathered under one roof June 15 and 16 for the first-ever Salt Lake HolistiCon. The convention included speakers, vendors, classes and more consisting of essential oil representatives, crystal healing products, foot therapy, skin care, herbal supplements, yoga instructors, holistic healers and more. “For our first […]

The Aquarium Age: March 14-20

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The planets form new alignments this week, and as they shift their positions, the regular routines of daily life strike a different chord. You’ll need balance to maintain your alignment in the midst of these shifts—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Get out those yoga mats, internal as well as external, and be prepared to strike and hold […]

MC YOGI & 10,000 Buddhas visit 21st Yoga

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On Sunday October 22, MC Yogi and his wife Amanda Giacomini AKA 10,000 Buddhas, made a visit to 21st yoga to promote MC Yogi’s new book Spiritual Graffiti: Finding My True Path, as well as 10,000 Buddhas’ art mural projects. I saw MC YOGI’s face and book everywhere leading up to the event. Spiritual Graffiti? […]

Happy 1st Birthday 21st Yoga!

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    Over the weekend, our friends at 21st yoga celebrated their first birthday. In doing so, they offered a full day of free yoga classes at their studio. As a lifelong sucker for free yoga, I had to make time in my busy weekend to check it out. On Saturday at 7pm I walked into […]

Yoga with the Sharks with Amanda Jones

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“What are you afraid of?” Amanda Jones, yoga instructor, asks her packed yoga class as we sit cross-legged, staring ahead at the 300,000 gallon shark tank at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, in Draper. Fear is something that strikes me as a foreign concept to Jones, formerly a reporter at KUTV 2News, and founder of Amanda […]

Love Your Lungs: Undo Dirty Air with Yoga!

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The Romans had detox in mind when they added February to their calendar in about 700 BCE. The Latin februum means “purification.” February is named after the Roman purification ritual that took place each year on February 15. The skin is the body’s largest eliminative organ, and sweating naturally detoxifies your tissues. But hatha yoga’s […]

Ignite your digestive fire

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Fire transforms—wood into ashes, ice into water and then into steam, raw ingredients into a warming meal. In the Vedas of ancient India, fire was personified by the two-headed fire god Agni. Stemming from the same root as the Latin ignire (to ignite), Agni was the force behind heat, light and will power. According to […]

 
 
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